Framers' Design for the Electoral College and Today

Time for Reform?

In this lesson, you will recognize how the Electoral College functions, discover why the Framers is in the 1787 Constitutional Convention created the Electoral College, and understand the ⅗ Compromise’s impact on the Electoral College.

In this lesson, you’ll explore the historical development of the winner-takes-all component of the Electoral College and evaluate possible reforms for the Electoral College.


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